LinkedIn Appoints Hari V. Krishnan as Country Manager for India
Mountain View, Calif. and Mumbai, India -- November 15, 2009 –LinkedIn, the world’s largest professional network with more than 52 million members globally and 3.4 million members in India, today made another important stride in its expansion in India with the appointment of Hari V. Krishnan as country manager. Krishnan’s long-term responsibility will be to grow the company’s diverse business model comprised of user subscriptions, advertising sales and enterprise software licensing for the Indian market. Near-term this will include a focus on user engagement, strategic partnerships, marketing and general operations. For more information visit the LinkedIn blog “India is one of our fastest growing and most exciting opportunities,” said Jeff Weiner, chief executive officer of LinkedIn. “Hari’s addition to the LinkedIn team will not only help us better serve our membership and customers on a local basis, but will also help accelerate our goal to connect the world’s professionals.” Prior to joining LinkedIn, Krishnan served as country head for MySpace in India where he helped drive user growth and managed overall operations. In his more than 10 years of industry experience he also served in leadership positions at Travelguru, Yahoo! India and Cisco. He earned a master’s of business administration from INSEAD in France. Krishnan’s LinkedIn profile can be viewed at http://www.linkedin.com/in/harivk. The LinkedIn user base in India is growing at approximately 70,000 per week, runs more than 2 million searches per week and has created more than 30,000 groups to date. Currently, the company has more than 60 advertisers in India which include brands such as General Motors, Microsoft, Reuters and Tanishq.
LinkedIn is an internet platform company focused on connecting the world’s professionals. The company boasts a diverse business model with revenues driven from user subscriptions, advertising sales and software licensing. The LinkedIn web site was launched in 2003 and is the largest professional networking site in the world with more than 52 million members representing 200 countries and every Fortune 500 company. The company is based in Mountain View, Calif., and is privately held.